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Thursday, August 19, 2010

I think nine years is a bit lenient for abducting and trying to sell someone so they can be killed, dismembered, and put in potions

Human trafficker jailed for trying to sell albino man: Kenyan sentenced to 9 years in prison for trying to make deal with Tanzanian witchdoctors

But at least he is going to jail. There are 170,000 albino people living in Tanzania. Dozens of people there and in neighbouring Burundi have been killed since 2007.

In a related story:

Albinos in East Africa fear for lives after killings: 10,000 displaced or in hiding due to demand for body parts, Red Cross says
The mistaken belief that albino body parts have magical powers has driven thousands of Africa's albinos into hiding, fearful of losing their lives and limbs to unscrupulous dealers who can make up to $75,000 selling a complete dismembered set.

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